29th January 2011 Words: Nick Rearden
Evans Cycles is hosting what it hopes will be the largest bike demo days in the country on the weekend of 19th and 20th March 2011.
With over 40 bike shops and a huge mailorder operation, it’s no surprise that most of the largest manufacturers will be there to support them, offering demo rides on a safe closed road circuit as well as forest tracks at the Redbridge Cycling Centre near Chigwell in East London.
In addition, there are sportive rides on both days with Saturday the day for enthusiasts and a choice of 30, 60 or 90 miles. On Sunday, there is a 10 mile fun ride where Evans are encouraging everyone to ride, especially family and friends.
Entry to the sportive rides costs £15 or £5 to the demo exhibition only. Accompanied children are free.
The M.A.D. mountain bike display team will be in action with their stunt display and coaching sessions. There will also be FixIt! bike maintenance sessions running throughout the weekend as well as lots of other fun free activities for all the family including face painting and a bouncy castle.
Brands exhibiting and offering demos will include Trek, Scott, BMC, Fuji, Colnago, Cannondale, Lapierre, Santa Cruz, Niner, Brompton, Garmin, USE, Cateye, Polar, Gore Bike Wear, Endura, Helly Hansen and Fox.
It will also be the official launch weekend of the 2011 Pinnacle bikes, Evans’s own house brand that focusses on extreme good value.
Dean Stacey, RideIt! Event Manager, said: “We have a packed weekend planned with something for everyone. For racers looking for a competitive edge to family and friends wanting a fun day out, the RideIt! Cycle Show will have it all.”